Subscribers will have access to full biographies of prominent Canadians that match any combination of the search criteria below. Refine your search using the Search Parameters at the right to select current and/or archived biographies.

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Search Parameters
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Note: Biographies removed from the print publication before 1999 predate the conversion to a digital format, and are only available in past print editions held by many libraries, or through the Canadian Electronic Library. For information, please see our Frequently Asked Questions page.


*Note: Include quotation marks to search for a name or phrase; e.g., "Canada 125 Medal".

Personal Information

Family Name

*Note: Include appropriate hyphens or apostrophes.

Given Name(s)

*Note: Search for one or more given names.

Birth City

Current City


Honours and Education

Educational Institution

*Note: Exclude "University" or "of"; e.g., search for "Toronto" only

Credentials, Honours

*Note: Include appropriate periods. Results are inclusive; e.g., C.C. returns C.C. (Companion of the Order of Canada) and F.C.C.T. (Fellow of the Canadian College of Teachers).